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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Day 3 after tonsillectomy. Very swollen & tender lymph glands causing sore neck, teeth, face, and head. Is this normal? What can I do to relieve pain?

Day 3 after tonsillectomy. Very swollen & tender lymph glands causing sore neck, teeth, face, and head. Is this normal? What can I do to relieve pain?

Yes: If taking antibiotics, after 3 days, might wanna consider changing antibiotic. First 3 days are the worst. You should start to feel progressively better every day thereafter. An antiinfllamatory in combination with the antibiotics usually causes almost complete resolution of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I get my lymph glands from under my chin to stop aching?

How do I get my lymph glands from under my chin to stop aching?

Wrong question: The question should be. ..Whats causing the the lymph node under your neck to ache. Reccomend a visit your dr he may send you to an ENT dr to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Salivary gland stone: May not be lymph gland. May be salivary gland. Sudden swelling and pain or discomfort can be due to a stone stuck in salivary gland. Lymph nodes don't usually get big suddenly. Got fever? Is it warm? Dental problems? Any other swellings? Check with doc. Rx often with fluids, sour stuff (stimulate saliva production), warm compresses; sometimes antibiotics if evidence of infection. See your doc. ...Read more

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When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

When lymph nodes/glands are swollen under the jaw, is something wrong?

Painful nodes: Point toward infectious etiology, and jaw pain may indicate dental cause, particularly closed off abcess. Dentist & x-ray would be my first stop. The list is longer for painless nodes. In the area under the tongue/floor of mouth, a salivary gland can be the cause with a duct obstruction. ...Read more

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I had a protected sex 2 months ago, then I got Swollen Lymph Gland under my left jaw, just on the left side it's been for a while, is it HIV symptom?

I had a protected sex 2 months ago, then I got Swollen Lymph Gland under my left jaw, just on the left side it's been for a while, is it HIV symptom?

Unlikely: A single localized lymph node is a sign of a local problem. I would look at other causes: teeth, mouth infections. However, it is a good idea to check HIV test. ...Read more

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What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

Needs examination: Could be secondary to infection of salivary gland, but could also be indication of tumor.

Needs further examination by pcp or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel lymph nodes in a 2 yr ok'd healthy girl bk of neck rt side by ear. Dr felt and said it was normal gland second opinion neccesary?

Is it normal to feel lymph nodes in a 2 yr ok'd healthy girl bk of neck rt side by ear. Dr felt and said it was normal gland second opinion neccesary?

Probably normal: All children develop reactive lymph nodes, because they are developing their immune systems. As they are exposed to different things, including bacteria and viruses, they will have enlargement of lymph nodes, particularly in the head and neck. This is very typical, and if your doctor does not believe it a problem, you should trust their judgement. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: What you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral, or bacterial event.
first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland.
you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.

Hello, im not clear on whether I have a cyst or a swollen lymph gland. It is under my jaw next to my artery. It Hurts when I move or touch it.

Do see a doc...: A new growth like you described, needs to be examined by a doctor. It may be either of the things you described or something else but only by seeing the location and getting a feel of it would a doc know what to do next. Best to you. ...Read more

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Hello I can feel a lymph node or a gland on both sides of my jaw, one in the lower back and two in the neck, I have no symptoms of a flu or a cold

Hello I can feel a lymph node or a gland on both sides of my jaw, one in the lower back and two in the neck, I have no symptoms of a flu or a cold

Depends on Health: You will need an examination and an evaluation. I doubt the one on the back is a lymph node and maybe his sister lipoma. So your physician is the best way to clarify this. ...Read more

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Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Could it be a bad thing if one of your lymph nodes (swollen glands by your jaw) breaks off?

Continuous chains: Lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They are all connected so they cannot just break off, it may have shrunk or pushed deep. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph gland in my groin region and I had it aftervhaving sex I had fever and then on my face a big boil its burst please pls help?

I have swollen lymph gland in my groin region and I had it aftervhaving sex I had fever and then on my face a big boil its burst please pls help?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have a lymph node or a gland right under the right side of my jaw it hurts to touch and kinda hurts when I talk. Hurts all the way to my ear help?

I have a lymph node or a gland right under the right side of my jaw it hurts to touch and kinda hurts when I talk. Hurts all the way to my ear help?

Some infection: A painful swollen node is a sign of an infection. On your jaw it could be from your teeth or another place in your neck or upper chest. The best way to know is to get an exam. If you can feel problems in your mouth it would be better to go to your dentist. ...Read more

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I found a lump near my ear. Ultrasound result back as 12mm benign lymph node and fatty replaced nodes in perotid gland. What could this be?

I found a lump near my ear. Ultrasound result back as 12mm benign lymph node and fatty replaced nodes in perotid gland. What could this be?

Reactive lymphadenop: Odds are they are normal nodes. 12 mm is likely the largest dimension. What is the short axis "smallest" dimension. If 5 mm or less very likely reactive meaning they are fighting inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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Dull continuous ache under my jaw on the left side (could be gland or lymph node) & up toward my ear. Duration of 3 days. Should I get it checked out?

Dull continuous ache under my jaw on the left side (could be gland or lymph node) & up toward my ear. Duration of 3 days. Should I get it checked out?

Pain under jaw: Pain under or around the jaw can be due to: TMJ (joint issues); dental issues (misalignment, cavity, abscess); if a mass is present, consider: infection, tumor (benign or malignant); severe pain down toward neck can be more serious and requires immediate treatment; referred pain to or from an ear issue is also possible. An MD can help you determine cause. Dr. Rex Ruiz in Centerville is honest MD. ...Read more

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I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. Ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. Ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

Lymph node: The CT shows the size of a lymph node. Doesn't necessarily say what is inside and going on there. It is not out of the question that this lymph node is say infected. It is best to talk to your doc ...Read more

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The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

Go to your doctor: Go see your doctor for an appropriate physical exam and history. He may run some tests as well. That is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

maybe not lymph?: Are you certain that what you feel are lymph nodes? Perhaps it could be calcified scar tissue that healed like that after after your surgery? Have they been intermittently hard or constantly? If constant, it's possible they are clogged and may have to be opened. ...Read more

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Swollen partoid gland, 2 swollen lymph nodes under chin, and severe headache no fever no other symptoms, what could be wrong?

Swollen partoid gland, 2 swollen lymph nodes under chin, and severe headache no fever no other symptoms, what could be wrong?

Needs doctor's: Evaluation, cannot be helped online, your description warrants physical encounter with good history and examination, good luck ...Read more